The college center is located in Quebec, Canada.
The college center is located in Quebec, Canada.

The Canadian government plans to invest CAN$1,500,000 in the Quebec Metallurgy Centre to buy leading-edge equipment to strengthen its applied research capacity.

Established in 1985, the Quebec Metallurgy Centre (QMC) is a college center of R&D for the metallurgy industry. It features machines such as a cold crucible vacuum melting furnace, an ultrasonic welding machine and a 3D printer. It is the only center in Canada capable of developing industry-specific alloys of titanium and zirconium, according to reports.

The funding enables the center to buy other equipment, including a 3D printer for creating hardened sand molds with a binder, a high-power electronic microscope and non-destructive monitoring equipment.

This project, which is intended to strengthen the QMC's applied research capacity, will promote better technology transfer to Canadian companies in the metallurgy sector, particularly regarding non-destructive testing of metal parts.

‘Over the years, the QMC has become an essential player in the field of metallurgy,’ said François-Philippe Champagne, parliamentary secretary to the Canadian minister of finances. ‘Driven by its desire to become the Canadian leader in technology transfer in connection with non-destructive testing of metal parts, the organization has developed a service offering that meets the needs of [...]many [...] enterprises elsewhere in the country.’

This story uses material from QMC, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.